County Unemployment Rates Drop Significantly in March

Unemployment rates dropped significantly for all local counties in March, with Franklin and Yakima Counties continuing to have the highest local rates.

Here are the numbers, including the percentage of change.

Benton Co. 9.2% (-0.9%)
Franklin Co. 10.9% (-1.6%)
Kittitas Co. 8.7% (-1.1%)
Walla Walla Co. 7.7% (-0.7%)
Yakima Co. 10.9% (-1.4%)

Franklin County saw the biggest decline in unemployment at 1.6%.

Walla Walla County remains the lowest in the area at 7.7%.